On April 12, 2013 John Arnett spoke at the 62nd Annual Copper & Brass Servicenter Association Annual Convention regarding the industry's public policy initiatives in the areas of environment, safety and trade before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies. Mr. Arnett explained how federal and state regulations affect the metal industry supply chain, and provided insights into the actions being taken by a broad range of industries to meet current regulatory challenges. A look at the agenda of the major regulatory agencies provided some insight into what the copper and brass industry can expect in the near term.